Veronica Johnson, Secretary

Veronica Johnson currently serves as a Project Manager for Issue Media Group, a Detroit-based media company that publishes local online magazines about growth, investment, and the people leading cities across the country into the new economy. Veronica received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2011 and received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a focus on Archival Administration from Wayne State University in May 2017. She is also a freelance writer and has written for local and national publications including the Metro Times, Real Detroit Weekly, Model D, The Jazz Line, and The Michigan Historical Review. Her work on Detroit hip hop was published in the book A Detroit Anthology, which came out May 2014. She is also a board member for the Detroit Sound Conservancy, a grassroots music preservation organization and former board member of the Friends of the Hackley Collection at the Detroit Public Library. Veronica has done extensive archival research on Detroit jazz including writing a history of the Graystone International Jazz Museum. As an oral historian, her current project involves documenting the life stories of Detroit-born women jazz musicians through oral history interviews. The purpose of the project is to highlight the accomplishments of women from or based in Detroit who have significantly contributed to the city’s jazz culture. The interviews will be preserved by the Detroit Historical Museum.

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